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3235 Signal Photo Detachment

Standing from left, Detachment Commander and motion picture photographer Richard K. Jones of Hollywood, motion picture photographer Thomas Korn of Missouri, and motion picture photographer Leslie G. Crocker; kneeling from left, still photographer Harold Rosenthal of Chicago and still photographer Robert E. "Bud" Wandrey of Chicago.  This photo was "taken during the winter of 1944," reports Wandrey, " in the New Jersey woods as part of the SCPC training curriculum...including an overnight stay in pup tents. (Great training for the Pacific Theater!)"

The unit was at Leyte and landed D-day on Okinawa, and occupied Aomori, Japan, after V-J Day. Crocker received his Purple Heart after being wounded by a sniper on Okinawa.

Leslie G. Crocker's uniform four pocket tunic, Bell and Howell Co Automatic Cine Camera, battle fatigues photo and certificate from the Photographic School.

Leslie G. Crocker received this certificate for successful completion of a course in 043-Motion Picture News Reel Camera Technique on October 21, 1944, signed by Col. R. C. Barrett, commander, Signal Corps Photographic Center Photographic School.

Crocker's tunic has ribbons for the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with battle Star, Philipine Liberation Medal and Good Conduct Medal, and U.S. Army Photographer shoulder patch. 

Captured Japanese battle flag from Okinawa covered with writing and bullet holes, Crocker's war souvenir from Okinawa.